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Mad For Plaid: 5 Ways To Rock The Trend

Plaids are back

It's official: plaids are back. After going on a hiatus from the fashion scene, plaids are taking the spotlight again as we see it emerge again in the fall-winter 2017 trends. First, we saw tartan and gingham becoming popular again among fashion influencers. And now, the glen plaid is seen in designs for this season. 

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The glen plaid is said to have originated in Scotland and was popularized by Edward VII, a former king of the United Kingdom (known as Duke of Windsor after abdication). Since then, it gained a place in menswear, particularly in suits and ties. But this time, it makes a comes back through the wardrobes of women. Let's take a cue from several Instagrammers on how to wear glen plaid.

Blazer + Denim Jeans

The juxtaposition of the formal glen plaid blazer and casual denim jeans makes for a good business casual outfit. It's good for when you're running going to lots of meetings. Afterwards, you can transform the look from daytime-appropriate to night-time glam simply by taking off the blazer. You'll never feel overdressed or underdressed in this combo. 

Blazer + LBD

Pairing the LBD and a gen plaid blazer is like an unexpected match made in heaven. It creates a relaxed yet formal look. Unlike the gen plaid blazer and jeans combo, this one is a little more formal. You can wear this to meetings over cocktails or over dinner. The look says, "I'm professional yet approachable."

Styling High-Waist Glen Plaid Pants

The traditional glen plaid pants are good, but the high-waisted version is better. How so? It's great for flaunting your silhouette and streamlining your look. For petite ladies, this can make your legs look elongated.

For a casual look, pair it with a crop top and throw in a moto or bomber jacket for added edge. If you're going for a more corporate look, you can pair it with a blazer and wear a casual sleeveless blouse or a tee for the top. 

Wrap Skirt

Arguably the chicest reincarnation of the gen plaid is the wrap midi skirt. It's fun and feminine with a touch of sleek. It goes great with just about any top, but the best picks for this season would be a tee with textured sleeves or a long-sleeved body-hugging cotton sweater.

(Cover photo from: @immaculatewardrobe)

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